On June 22, 2016, the FSB launched a consultation on proposed Policy Recommendations to Address Structural Vulnerabilities from Asset Management Activities. The FSB recommendations aim to address four structural vulnerabilities from asset management activities that could cause financial stability risks. Those vulnerabilities are: (i) liquidity transformation by investment funds; (ii) leverage within funds; (iii) operational risk and challenges in transferring investment mandates in stressed conditions; and (iv) securities lending activities of asset managers and funds. The FSB makes 14 recommendations and seeks feedback on the proposals by September 21, 2016. The FSB intends to finalize the recommendations by the end of 2016.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.fsb.org/wp-content/uploads/FSB-Asset-Management-ConsultativeDocument.pdf